Tag: Prevent

A squad of riot police march past the National Gallery in London.

What does abolition mean in modern Britain?

The Black Lives Matter movement has sown seeds of hope worldwide for the abolition of police. But policing in the UK goes far beyond the bodies of armed men in uniform.
An empty classroom photographed from the front, in low grey light.

What a way to make a living | Teaching at the margins

A teacher in a non-mainstream secondary school gives her view on the daily life of teaching in a school which specialises in providing education for students whose needs are not met by mainstream institutions. 
Marching lines of police stretching into the distance near parliament

200 years after Peterloo, do we face a new wave of repression?

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.

Beyond taking sides on No Outsiders

To understand the controversy about LGBT lessons in schools, we need to understand the oppression of both LGBT people and the Muslim community.

Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin’s race problem

David Renton reviews the latest opportunistic attempt to make sense of the resurgence of reactionary politics in the West.

PREVENT: protecting the vulnerable?

Emily Cousens looks at what's behind the language of 'vulnerability' in the government's PREVENT strategy. Spying and suspicion are now legally required as public sector workers are being trained to look for signs of vulnerability...

The fear of Islamism and the terror of the state

Peter Hill on the 'power of nightmares' from Syria to India and the UK. The 'war on terror' has seen a revival since the rise of ISIS, aka Da'esh, in Iraq and Syria, and now...

10 years on: Timeline of anti-terror legislation since the July bombings

There has been an almost constant ramping-up of anti-terror legislation in the UK since the 9/11 bombings in 2001. Legislation passed that year set the context for subsequent laws. In the wake of the...

Fighting the Prevent agenda

From Trojan Horse plots to tales of children going to Syria, those who work in the public sector will not be strangers to counter-terrorism law. Lois JC considers where counter-terror policies come from, their...

NUT conference 2015 report: why are teachers always complaining?

The current coalition government has seen major public sector strikes including all three teaching unions. As we edge ever closer to the general election Andy Stone, president of Wandsworth NUT, reports in a personal capacity from this years...